Obituary of John Robert Bange
Funeral Services for John Robert Bange of Elsberry, MO will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Father Charles Tichacek, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elsberry, will officiate with burial in Elsberry City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Kroeger, Steve Lipe, Tim Hurley, Andrew Mueller, Lynn Parsons and Paul Mueller; honorary pallbearers will be Carroll Raspberry, Pat Kroeger, Steve Boedeker, Don Rogers, Kim Mueller, Kim Bange and Bob Braden. The family invites everyone to Smith Chapel UMC for a fellowship meal following the burial. Mr. Bange, 55, passed away Wednesday morning, December 22, 2021, at his home near Elsberry. Born October 15, 1966 in St. Charles, MO, he was the son of Herbert John and Ina Darline Gray Bange. John was a 1985 graduate of Clopton High School near Clarksville, MO. He was employed for many years as a chemical mixer at Reckitt and Benckiser in O’Fallon, MO. John was proud of his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro and was eager to take it for a spin. He spent much of his time doing projects around his house and helping friends with anything from renovations to building houses. John enjoyed riding motorcycles and spending time with his family and friends. John was a member of the Mid-MO APA Pool League. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herb and Darline Bange; and his beloved dog, Buster. Survivors include his son, Kyle Andrew Bange and his companion, Kaylee Palmer, of Elsberry; one granddaughter, Evelynn; and one granddaughter, Everleigh, on the way. John also leaves two brothers: Jeff Bange and his wife, Kim, of Eolia, MO, and Chris Bange and his wife, Emily, of Fayette, MO; three sisters: Katrina Bange of Elsberry, Suzanne Hall and her husband, Rob, of Eolia, and Theresa Reed and her husband, Denis, of Clarksville; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Memorials may be made to the Family of John Bange to assist with Final Expenses in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 S. 5th Street; Elsberry, MO 63343.